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Marvindustries (Robert Fulton Line) vertical stationary engine (Sterno)


This is the Sterno heated version of the Robert Fulton Line engine. I also have an electrically heated version (here).

The boiler is vertical but not strictly cylindrical. It occupies 2 tiers of the pyramid shape. It's total height is 117mm and is 78mm diameter for the lower 42mm and 65mm diam for the upper 75mm. It has fairly standard whistle and safety valve on the top, either side of the (purely cosmetic) chimney. At the time of writing, the safety valve is missing and the whistle is incomplete.

The Engine bracket is mounted directly on the side of the boiler with 2 steam feed pipes only a few mm long, one for each end of the double acting cylinder. The crankshaft penetrates the boiler half way up (through a pipe) and has a 67mm diameter flywheel on the other end.

The boiler is, unfortunately, made of steel and is suffering from surface rust. Because the original paint finish would be difficult to reproduce, I've treated the rust with the traditional "oily rag" treatment and left the paint as is. It's something that will have to be kept under close watch when the engine is run.

Make Model Made Description Cylinders Cylinder Type
Marvindustries (Robert Fulton Line) Vertical c1950 Stationary engine 1 Double acting
Piston Diam mm Stroke mm Valve Type Boiler Type Fuel Mechanical Condition
? 15 Oscillating Cylinder Vertical Sterno Good
Cosmetic Condition Paintwork Packaging Purchased Purchase cost Additional cost
Poor Original
2/12/2021 32.00